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    Default Flight Lieutenant Selwyn BELLIS (Moved)

    I am researching the Roll of Honour of Hawarden Grammar School, Flintshire and Selwyn BELLIS is on the list of pupils who are honoured. However, he is not on the CWGC as his death was after December 1947 nor the http://veterans.mod.uk/ website. I found out that he died on the 4th January 1949 age 24, of T.B. and Amyloidosis. I found on http://www.hawardencemetery.uk/ZName%20B.htm that he was a Flight Lieutenant, but there my clues stop.
    Can anyone add to his story, so he will be remembered please.
    Kindest regards, Mavis Williams.

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    Default Re: Flight Lieutenant Selwyn BELLIS (Moved)

    According to The Gazette
    F/Lt Bellis (178727) of General Duties RAFVR was commissioned on 28th June 1944 from the rank of Flight Sergeant.
    He relinquished his commission on 28th February 1948 on medical grounds.

    He was therefore no longer in the RAF when he passed away which explains why he is not on the Armed Forces Roll of Honour. The Gazette supplies nothing of his postings etc.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Flight Lieutenant Selwyn BELLIS (Moved)

    Looks like he was an air gunner on 75(New Zealand) Squadron as per here

    https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/f...rew-3-11-1943/

    CHris

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    Default Re: Flight Lieutenant Selwyn BELLIS (Moved)

    Dear Chris, I cannot believe that you have sent me so much and a photograph and Selwyn's crew mates and missions he was on with your link, also thanks so much for telling me what happened to his RAF career, bless him. You are a gem, thank you again, his story can now be told and he won't be forgotten. Kindest regards, Mavis

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